Shawn Corridan and Gary Waid. Down & Out, $16.95 trade paper (248p) ISBN 978-1-943402-63-2
Dixon Sweeney, the hero of this fast and fun thriller from Corridan and Waid (Goliath), has served eight years in a Florida state prison for smuggling Cubans into that state. The ever-optimistic Dixon vows, upon drawing his first breath as a free man, to go straight: “this time things will be different.” Within hours of his release, he discovers that his wife has literally moved his house from Cudjoe Key to Key West, where she’s now living with his former best friend after having cleared out his savings. Dixon moves into the garden shed that remains on his old property, where he surveys his options and decides things can only get better, because they can’t get worse, right? Well, they do, giving the reader the pleasure of watching the down-and-out but still wily Dixon as he’s drawn into a scheme that takes him to the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay (Gitmo), while being pursued by the U.S. Coast Guard, Russian thugs, and Cuban police. Amid the mayhem, the authors provide a number of surprising plot twists and quite a few laughs. (June)
Reviewed on: 07/24/2017
Release date: 05/01/2017
Genre: Fiction
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